Thursday, April 14, 2011

Petition for nuclear waste ban presented in Saskatchewan Legislature today!

This morning, a petition calling for a legislated ban on nuclear waste in Saskatchewan organized by the Coalition for a Clean Green Saskatchewan (CCGS) was presented in the Saskatchewan Legislature. More than 4800 signatures were collected and presented to government in support of a legislated nuclear waste ban in Saskatchewan, similar to legislation which the Governments of Manitoba and Quebec already have in place. NDP MLA Pat Atkinson presented the CCGS petition on our behalf, stating that she 'believes in democracy and the right for all constituents to have their voices heard as part of that democracy.' It was an exciting and interesting morning to be a part of.
More blog posts on the way! Stay tuned for updates on the Palliser Green Party campaign. It has been a busy one! (a sign that the Green vote count in Palliser is likely to be great!)
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Green Party Platform Released Thursday! What the Networks Don't Want Canadians to Know: smart economy – strong communities – true democracy.

Media Release April 7, 2011 TORONTO – The Green Party released its platform at a press conference in Toronto on Thursday, April 7, 2011. The green book contains tax cuts for low income Canadians, tax splitting for Canadian families and real measures to clean up the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Our platform makes it clear. The Green Party of Canada has a plan for a smart economy, strong communities and true democracy. We have spent our time developing solutions - not engaging in partisan name-calling. We have solutions to help families and young people, to combat climate change, to create a national transportation strategy, strengthen our communities and to fix our democracy. We call it smart economy, strong communities and true democracy,” said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The platform contains a suite of measures designed to be economically viable, create jobs, address poverty, protect our health care system, increase support for youth and seniors, respond to the climate crisis and clean up the environment. Each measure has been fully costed. “We will create thousands of jobs investing in renewable energy, expanding passenger rail, modernizing freight and retrofitting thousands of buildings,” added Ms May. ”We are also the only party so far in this campaign speaking to international issues and raising trade deals as a concern.” The Green Party Green Book is available at